DEREK STEPAN NEWS

Comparing the league’s best centers – are the Rangers getting value from Stepan & Brassard?

With Derek Stepan’s new contract it’s a fair assumption that the Rangers have locked up their top two center positions for the foreseeable future. Stepan and Brassard will cost the Rangers a total of $11.5m, but with finances, age, contract situations and production all considered, are the Rangers in a good spot with their top […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Are there any moves left for the Rangers?

October is coming. Here we are, eager fans just waiting for some hockey to watch on a nice fall or winter night. With Derek Stepan now signed longterm we are getting closer to hockey on the TV. The question is; Are the New York Rangers done making moves? The Rangers currently have 48 contracts signed […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hockey Guys Podcast: Episode 56 — Stepan, Couturier; Vishal Hussain talks Devils

The Philadelphia Flyers extended Sean Couturier for another 6 years at $26 million. (Photo via Philly.com) The Hockey Guys Podcast is sponsored by Just Dishin Hockey, who specialize in combining fashion with the great game of Hockey! Check out JustDishinHockey.com for more information! Hunter and Chris discuss the week that was, recapping the signings of Derek Stepan, Eric Fehr...
Via The Hockey Guys
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading Jeff Gorton’s offseason

With Derek Stepan signed, the Rangers don’t have much left to do this offseason. All their key bodies are signed, the roster is filled out, and the only thing remaining is proper training camp evaluation. In the one month since he has taken over, Gorton has made one trade and 15 signings. Let’s break them […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Will AV really scratch Tanner Glass?

Now that Derek Stepan’s contract situation is all settled, the Rangers roster for the 2015-2016 season is more or less set. There is always a possibility for a Ryan Malone-style PTO, but as of now, this is our group. Currently, there are fourteen (thirteen if you don’t actually count Glass) viable NHL forwards fighting for […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: Ready to conquer the planet

Sign Emerson Etem? Check. Sign Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller? Check. Sign Derek Stepan? BIG CHECK. Stay under the salary cap? Yep, did that too. Well, that’s it. The New York Rangers are ready to head into training camp, and their lineup looks wonderful as they enter another “Stanley Cup or Bust” season, and this team might even be better than last year’s. All that’s left...
Via isportsweb.com
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Thoughts: 7/28

1) A couple final further notes on Stepan’s contract… #rangers Derek Stepan: 15-16 $8M, 16-17 $8M, 17-18 $7M, 18-19 $6M, 19-20 $5M, 20-21 $5M. #tvasports — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) July 27, 2015 It’s interesting to me that Gorton decided to front load Stepan’s contract, which actually makes Stepan the second highest paid player on the team next season to the one...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Quick thoughts after the Derek Stepan signing

Derek Stepan signed yesterday, as new GM Jeff Gorton fit the final piece of the offseason puzzle into place. Stepan’s deal came in at six years, $39 million ($6.5 million cap hit). The deal has a full no trade for the first four years, and then a limited no trade for the final two (I […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Stepan avoids any 'bad blood' with new deal

Derek Stepan was in a pretty good mood on a conference call with the media, and why wouldn't he be? After all, Stepan had just agreed to a six-year, $39 million contract with the Rangers just hours before the two sides were supposed to head to arbitration. The contract will ensure Stepan a paycheck until he is 31 years old, and the 25-year-old certainly seemed to appreciate the...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Taking High Risk with Derek Stepan’s Extension

Derek Stepan and New York Rangers agree to six-year, $39 million contract (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports) Derek Stepan and the New York Rangers were in their scheduled arbitration hearing Monday morning preparing to go through with the hearing if necessary. Fortunately, both parties were able to come to agreement before the hearing, as the Rangers announced they had signed Stepan...
Via The Sports Journal
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers, Derek Stepan Agree To Six Year Contract Worth Reported $39 Million

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers and center Derek Stepan avoided salary arbitration, agreeing on a six-year contract. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the deal Monday, hours before a contract arbitration hearing for the 25-year-old Stepan was to be held in Toronto. Stepan said the two sides have been close to agreement in recent days, but there was no guarantee that it would...
Via NESN.com
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers sign Derek Stepan to six-year extension

The New York Rangers entered this offseason with a laundry list of goals, but none were bigger than re-signing Derek Stepan. Well, the club can now cross that off the list, as they’ve agreed to terms today on a six-year extension worth $39 million per Larry Brooks. The deal, which works out to a $6.5 million AAV, is good for both parties. The 25-year-old was a key player for the...
Via Bloguin Best
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers sign Derek Stepan to six-year extension

The New York Rangers entered this offseason with a laundry list of goals, but none were bigger than re-signing Derek Stepan. Well, the club can now cross that off the list, as they’ve agreed to terms today on a six-year extension worth $39 million per Larry Brooks. The deal, which works out to a $6.5 million AAV, is good for both parties. The 25-year-old was a key player for the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Derek Stepan to 6-year, $39 million contract

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY SportsCenter Derek Stepan and the New York Rangers avoided an arbitration hearing Monday when they agreed to a six-year contract worth $39 million for an average annual value of $6.5 million. The 25-year-old had 16 goals, 55 points, 22 penalty minutes and was plus-26 in 68 regular-season games for the Rangers last season. He had five goals, 12 points...
Via Sports-Glory
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Stepan to long-term deal, avoid arbitration

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers have signed center Derek Stepan to a long-term contract. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the deal Monday, hours before a contract arbitration hearing for the 25-year-old Stepan. Terms were not immediately available. A restricted free agent, Stepan had 16 goals and 39 assists in 68 games as the Rangers posted the NHL's best regular-season record...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Derek Stepan worth $7 million or more per year?

After Braden Holtby and the Capitals agreed to a new contract extension over the weekend, that leaves just one big name left for arbitration hearing: Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers. According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, Stepan is asking for $7.25 mllion against the cap in his arbitration filing. The Rangers are looking for something close to $5.2 million, which would...
Via Sports-Glory
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers, Stepan Agree To Terms

OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Derek Stepan on a multi-year contract. pic.twitter.com/ddIe0EbWT7 — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 27, 2015 Still waiting for terms to be released, so this post will be updated, plus my thoughts once everything is confirmed.
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers agree to terms with Derek Stepan

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with RFA center Derek Stepan on a multi-year contract. Per Larry Brooks, it is a six year deal worth $6.5 million per year. More to come.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers elect one-year arbitration award

Just a quick update on the Derek Stepan arbitration process: The Rangers have elected a one-year arbitration award for Stepan. If this goes to arbitration, Stepan will get a one-year deal, meaning he will be an RFA next year as well. This isn’t all that surprising, as it ensures the Rangers get one more crack […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Top ten things to expect to hear leading up to Derek Stepan’s arbitration

Derek Stepan’s arbitration date is tomorrow, and he will be the talk of Rangerland until the day he signs. So here are some things to expect to hear over the next two days. 1. Everyone will flip out over Stepan’s asking price. Stepan is asking for $7.25 million in arbitration. Insert rage here. In reality, […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers can avoid arbitration

Derek Stepan filed for arbitration and his hearing is only a couple of days away. While it sounds like he and the New York Rangers should be very far apart on the numbers, they are actually very close, and definitely close enough to avoid this whole thing all together. The Rangers are looking to give Stepan a six-year deal at roughly $6.5-6.75 million per year. Stepan is looking...
Via isportsweb.com
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Stepan, Rangers Close On Salary

With Derek Stepan’s arbitration date three days away, we’re starting to find out some details about where the Rangers and Stepan’s agent stand in terms of where they are in negotiations. According to a Larry Brooks report from late last night, the Rangers and Stepan are just 750K and possibly one year apart from securing Stepan for the foreseeable future. Brooks states that...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What about Alex Semin?

The Rangers appear to be done for the summer, with just Derek Stepan the lone remaining checkbox on new GM Jeff Gorton’s list of to-dos. But there are always little moves that can be done to improve the roster, and one of those moves could be bringing in free agent winger Alex Semin on the […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NYR 2015-16 Cap Snapshot

With Mat Bodie wrapping up his contract talks with the Rangers yesterday with a new 1 year, two-way contract, the Rangers full attention has been turned to Derek Stepan, whose arbitration date in 9 days will put the final bow on the Rangers offseason, barring any un-expected free agent signings from those players still awaiting a team. This week, we should begin to hear for the first...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly Mailbag: Stepan, Glass, Klein, and more

Four questions for this week’s mailbag. As always, use the mailbag feature on the right to send us questions throughout the week. Q: What do you think Derek Stepan is worth? What will he actually get? I had to trim this question down a bit, since the email had about five paragraphs. I think Stepan […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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